Here’s this week’s tally with a few announcements at the bottom of the post. And a request! All new plastic waste: 1 plastic envelope window. From Financial West Group. They still do not offer online only statements. 1 plastic drinking straw. Doh! I’m usually so diligent about requesting no plastic straw when ordering drinks. But [...]Read the full post.
I love my bike. In fact, I’m itching to get out and get on it right now, so this post will be short and sweet. After writing posts about driving, walking, and taking public transit, I’ve saved biking for last because it’s become my favorite. Which is funny since until I got this bike in [...]Read the full post.
I spend several hours per week sitting quietly in a big plastic box. No, it’s not a new form of therapy. It’s BART. (Bay Area Rapid Transit.) While I’ve transferred most of my medical and other services to within walking or biking distance of my home, I still have to commute roughly 18 miles each [...]Read the full post.
Monday was a beautiful day for the race — the human race, as Michael likes to say. And although rain appeared imminent, I decided to take a walk. As I mentioned a few months ago, I’ve slowly been switching my healthcare, dental, and other services to providers located within walking distance of my home. Less [...]Read the full post.
May is EcoDriving Month. I don’t know who decided this, but it’s fine with me if designating a month will encourage drivers to learn strategies for lessening their fuel consumption and emissions while driving. In fact, EcoDriving USA is an advertiser on Fake Plastic Fish this month. Click the ad on the left sidebar to [...]Read the full post.
I’m back from my meditation retreat, where I slept many, many hours. Felt like I was straddling the line between flu and health. Maybe it was just ordinary tiredness. In any case, the takeaway was a profound lesson: “Don’t push the river.” I know what the phrase means to me. What does it say to [...]Read the full post.
The following is a guest post from Lisa Sharp of Retro Housewife Goes Green. Until last weekend, getting hooked on that U.S. map puzzle, I didn’t know Oklahoma was shaped like a jagged meat cleaver. Did you? It’s not as easy as San Francisco. Now areas like Norman, Oklahoma City, Tulsa and Edmond are easier [...]Read the full post.